One of Rush Limbaugh’s more famous and ongoing assertions is, “I know these liberals better than they know themselves. I know what they’re going to say before they say it. . . I know them like every square inch of my glorious naked body.” Well, after 15 years, 5 days a week, 3 hours a day, of attending the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies—I can attest that this is not hyperbole.
Last month I noticed an increase in chatter on the national stage of the professional talkers weighing in on voter ID. Rush had been sprinkling his commentary on both voter fraud and voter ID in his radio programming during the summer, but most notably in August he referenced the Wall Street Journal’s article titled “Hillary’s Racial Politics”. The article reasons that this is Hillary’s first major policy speech (August 12, 2012) since leaving the State Department and it is her out of the gate debut to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. Her framing of voter suppression is bogus of course: “In 2013, so far, more than 80 bills restricting voting rights have been introduced in 31 states”. Exaggerating the ruling of the Supreme Court, Hillary declares that it “struck at the heart” of the law, when it only voted down section 4 that had required such states as Mississippi to meet greater legal criteria for election laws than other states with worse records of minority voting. The article disputes her assertions with facts, statistics, and reason. But I see this speech as far more than her debut speech. Hillary who ran the “war room” for her husband during his presidency is establishing her national political “war room” for herself. It’s a call to action speech in which Hillary reveals the Left’s detailed strategy to counter the momentum to secure the vote. She recommends:
- Stepped up enforcement by the Department of Justice. Attorney General Eric Holder has begun the process in Texas and North Carolina.
- New legislation from Congress, and she maps out what legislation is needed to pass.
- Grassroot action by citizens and lawyers. (Assignments were given.)
But Chief Justice John Roberts rational for the recent decision is sound: “Our country has changed, and while any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions”. In his bench statement, Roberts says further that Congress had extended a 40-year-old coverage formula based on “obsolete statistics and that the coverage formula violates the constitution“”.
Unless those of us who are on the Right use this as our organizing principle to counter their effort and the rampant voter fraud in our elections, Hillary has a good chance of procuring the Whitehouse. The Left has armed their pundits with the talking points and it’s only a matter of time before the message trickles down to their activist base. Likewise we need to prepare now. Here are some of the arguments we will need to dispute to preserve the integrity of our voting system in the upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016.
“You know having grown up in the deep south in the era of Jim Crow, the difference is dramatic. And the fact that Andy Young was Mayor of Atlanta and John Lewis is a member of Congress from Georgia is a great testament to the fact that when you do something like pass a voting rights bill, that it makes a difference. Which is why, at the moment, what’s going on about voting rights is downright evil, because it’s something that really needs to keep going forward, not backwards.”
Then on The Five (August 26, 2013), co-host Bob Beckel suddenly hijacks the topic away from Eric Bolling who was expounding on the statistical decline of the black community under President Obama. Beckel irrationally attacks those who are calling for voter ID laws with a racist epithet, “. . . there’s a bunch of crackers in the south. . .” While the other co-hosts immediately responded, Beckel not only ignored their rebuke, he attempts to justify it, “In the counties, in certain parts of Texas and North Carolina where these new voting ID laws will disenfranchise blacks, they are crackers”, referring to those who try to impose voter ID requirements. Refusing to be corrected, he explained his unapologetic view, “without voter registration—any impediment on it to voting by blacks is a substantial foundation for black success in this country”.
Likewise, on August 28, 2013, Bill Clinton in his speech honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, also takes on the highlights of the Supreme Court’s decision to remove a segment the Voting Rights Act that required states with a history of racial disparity to the preclearance of changes to voting laws with the federal government.
“We cannot be discouraged by a Supreme Court decision that said we don’t need this critical provision of the Voting Rights Act,” Clinton said. “But a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon. We must open those stubborn gates.”
(Of course Mr. Clinton’s analogy comparing voting to owning guns, most particularly assault weapons has a bitter root. The Left’s recent move to limit and regulate gun ownership and ammunition has gun owners jumping through hoops today to own and use certain guns.)
The straw man arguments are lost on Limbaugh who clearly sees a recurring pattern of the Left regarding voter ID. Limbaugh does not believe Hillary, or the left in general, can be elected without cheating, especially because Hillary will not incite the enthusiasm that President Obama had.
“Take the first African-American president off the ballot, not as much enthusiasm. You know, get rid of the front-running feminazi female, not as much enthusiasm. In other words, they need to cheat. They need avenues to voter fraud. This is why they’re so opposed to photo ID. What this story in the Wall Street Journal is pointing out is essentially Hillary knows she doesn’t have a prayer without voting laws stacked in her favor. That is, maintaining the standard that there will be no photo ID required. I mean, there’s only one reason for that. You can have voter fraud. It’s pure and simple, and everybody knows it.”
The Left is a well organized machine. While they violate natural laws and sound governing principles in a perpetual effort to centralize control under their party by dismantling our system and our way of life as they shred the Constitution; they do excel in devising political strategies and tactics. Their plan to keep the voting system riddled with fraud has emerged. Their agenda is beginning to seep out through political pundits, candidates, and media. Hillary is only a shoe in if we do not intellectually and verbally arm ourselves to secure the vote now.